Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Quick TV Review of Doom: Gotham

Gotham is a show that if it went any more dramatic, I wouldn't watch it. It is a great alt-verse of Batman, where we see the origins of a great many villains. The thing is that Batman himself is about 20-30 years away from the Bruce Wayne we see in the show. So the focus is less on this kid developing the detective skills he'll be famous for in the future (let alone any of the other things he does), and focuses a great deal more on the Jim Gordon angle, with a focus on relatively normal, but weird crimes, while at the same time not being a procedural show.

It is drama without the drama, Batman without the Batman, and a crime show without the procedural. I'm enjoying it, but it needs to not fall off the precipice it's edging across.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

This Week In Pangoria Week of April 20th, 2015

So this week I've managed to write a couple of hundred words towards a story, placed 6th place in at FNM (out of 10), and played some Heroes of the Storm. Remember to not worry so much about failing, but understand that you did and go ahead and try again. This is the kind of thing that can hurt. You think, "I meant to write more this week." Well, here is sometime and you just thought about it, so go write!

I did get one quick review out this week as well, Which occurred exactly because I remembered, hey, you should write a review of something!

This week I'm looking forward to Avengers 2! I won't make it on the day before/day of release, but I'm planning to make it by the weekend's end! There's Gotham and Flash and iZombie on tv this week, 3 shows I'm having a lot of fun with (I watch them on and

I'm planning to write more reviews and more of my story. I'm also looking into getting a modern deck going. Right now the most interesting one to me is Collect Call Elves. Honestly, such a cheap Modern deck, that looks like so much fun!

Anyways, have fun this week guys and gals!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Quick TV Review Of Doom: The Flash

So I watched the Flash last night as I was trying to fall asleep. It kept me awake! Man, there is something about the Flash that keeps me coming back to it week after week. It has a certain amount of drama and superhero that does overbear me with any one thing. Grant Gustin has a way of exuding a happiness that I've come to associate with the Flash from the comics. The character of Barry Allen was the kind of person who would have a drink with you, and talk you out of doing something just as much as he was to punch you in the face.

With all this, the Flash seems to be on point with being just the right amount of quirky for me to enjoy. Last night's episode was just a culmination of a season that just keeps hitting the topic of what it means to be a Flash tv show. It is completely worth it to watch, whether you like Flash from the Justice League cartoons, the comics, the new 52/Flash Point Paradox, or just casually as a really fast hero.

Check it out on Huluplus or CWtv.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Nothing To Talk About?

I've been at a loss on what to talk about here for a while now. I've tried starting some posts, but I honestly didn't feel I had enough to contribute in those particular cases. In an attempt to get back into blogging, and as part of my, start it when you feel like it philosophy, I decided to go ahead and post about my lack of posts.

Much like a writer, who writes about being blocked, it can have a way of unblocking the mental paths required to do work. I've been stagnating now for quite a while, and I feel the need to break myself out of my funk.

I've been doing a few different things recently, and they're all kind of working me towards getting back to work. I've had so many set backs in a row, that I lost a great deal of motivation, and being stuck in a situation where it is already difficult to set time aside to do any one thing, let alone the cornucopia of projects I have for myself. I want to get motivated again, and part of it is saying it.

Current Projects:

Unreal4 Version of Hexahedron Puzzle game
GameMaker Simple Strategy Game (for beginning concepts of mouse click unit control)
A novel (any novel, my god do I need to get back to writing again!)

Current Pastimes:

World of Warcraft (need to get another time card, ran out)
Magic: The Gathering (a store opened up near my house, and so I'm getting back into it)
Heroes of the Storm (though honestly it feels like I'm just grinding to buy more heroes)

Blogging Plans:
Quick Movie/Series Review of Doom (this is a call back to what I used to do on my geocities page over 18 years ago)
Weekly Check In (I should establish at least one day a week where I blog about my week)
Updates (as they happen)

Well, this seems like a nice plan. Now to do it (or not, remember, missing a day is not a big deal, just make it up asap, and get back into your groove). Fatalism (the way of thinking where either you only succeed or fail with no gray area in-between) can really mess with your ability to succeed.  The key is to remember that failing to succeed in plans you make yourself is not the end of the world (unless your plan was to prevent the end of the world).